Bridge Program

Even if you do not fully meet all the requirements for admission to AUM, you still may find a home here through our Bridge Program. This program is designed for students who meet specific academic criteria in order to enroll them in courses structured to prepare them for full admission. The Bridge Program connects you with campus resources so that you can thrive at AUM.


What is the AUM Bridge Program?

If you qualify, our Bridge Program will provide you with extra academic support for one semester prior to gaining full admission to AUM. During the Bridge semester, you will be enrolled in courses designed specifically for “bridging the gap” to a continued and successful college career. Throughout the semester, faculty and staff will assist you by teaching you skills needed for success in college.


If you graduated from high school less than three years ago, you must have :

  • 2.3 GPA (min.) + ACT 17 or SAT 900 (min.) or
  • GED 500 (min.) + ACT 17 or SAT 900 (min.) or
  • 2.0 GPA (min.) + ACT 18 or SAT 940 (min.) or
  • GED 450-499 + ACT 18 or SAT 940 (min.)

If you graduated high school more than three years, ACT or SAT scores are not required, but you must have:

  • 2.0 – 2.29 GPA (min.) or
  • 450 – 499 GED

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Bridge Classes

The Bridge Program is one semester, and can begin Fall, Spring, or Summer semester. Bridge students can enroll in College Success, Math, English and/or Wellness up to 13 credit hours.

  • If you are successful in English, math and College Success, earning a “C” or higher in each course, you will be moved to full admission status.
  • If you do not earn a “C” in each course during Bridge, you must enroll elsewhere and earn 24 credit hours from an accredited institution to re-apply to AUM. The courses completed elsewhere must include one college-level English course and one college-level math course.
  • Bridge students can enroll in College Success, Math, English and/or Wellness up to 13 credit hours. In order to focus on success in these subjects, Bridge students are not allowed to take additional courses during their Bridge semester.
  • If you are eligible for the Summer Bridge Program, you are enrolled in two courses to include UNIV 1004 and Math.
  • If you are eligible for the Fall or Spring Bridge Program, you have the option of being a Full-Time Student: UNIV 1004, English, and Math or a Part-Time Student: UNIV 1004, English or Math.
  • While there are no scholarships for the Bridge Program, students may apply for financial aid through the traditional FAFSA processes. More information regarding the FAFSA may be found on the web at:  http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ or call the AUM Financial Aid Office at (334) 244-3571.

Apply to Enter the Bridge Program

To apply for the Bridge Program, follow these five easy steps.

  • Apply for Admission – If you apply for regular admission you are considered for our Bridge Program. (No separate application is required.)
  • Once you’ve been accepted into the Bridge Program, you will receive a Bridge Contract with your acceptance letter. Please return a signed copy of your contract to the Bridge Program Manager, Sheryl Kane, at [email protected].
  • Create your AUM email account.
  • Schedule an orientation date.
  • Attend your new student orientation to get registered for your Bridge courses.


All students interested in our Bridge program must apply for regular admission to AUM.  AUM will admit students into our Bridge program based on qualifications.

All Bridge program students must sign a Bridge Program Contract in order to complete the admission process and enroll in classes. The terms of the Bridge Program Contract restrict students from utilizing AUM’s grade adjustment policy and from taking courses as a transient/cross enrollment student at another institution (ROTC cross-enrollment at Alabama State University is an exception) until they obtain full admission. The terms of the Contract also provide each student with the requirements needed to fulfill the program, allowing students to then update their status to full admission.

Additional contract requirements do apply.  For more information on the Bridge Program or the additional contract requirements, please contact our Bridge Program Manager, Sheryl Kane, at [email protected] or 334-244-3473

Bridge Program FAQ

If after reading the information below, you have any questions or concerns regarding the Bridge Program, please do not hesitate to call or email Sheryl Kane, at [email protected] or 334-244-3473

What additional courses can I take during Bridge?

Bridge students can enroll in College Success, Math, English and/or Wellness up to 13 credit hours.  In order to focus on success in these subjects, Bridge students are not allowed to take additional courses during their Bridge semester.

Are there scholarships for the Bridge Program?

There are no scholarships for the Bridge Program. However, students may apply for Financial Aid through the traditional FAFSA processes.  FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

If you are starting the Bridge program in the summer term, you will need to complete two FAFSAs, one for the current academic year, to request aid for the summer, and a second one for the upcoming academic year, for fall and spring aid.

More information regarding the financial aid may be found on the financial aid website:  Financial Aid Office at 334-244-3571.

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